Humorless Scolds Try To Swindle Children Out Of Their Halloween Candy

Auburn, Maine dentist

Auburn, Maine dentistAUBURN, Maine — The day after Halloween, the calls from patients start coming in at Center Street Dental in Auburn. Crashing from their sugar highs, patients phone to complain of broken fillings after eating too much candy — kids, parents, even senior citizens. “On November 1, they call and say, ‘I broke my teeth,’” said dentist Dr. Rosemarie Sheline. Determined to protect her patients’ smiles from the seasonal onslaught of chocolate and high-fructose corn syrup, Sheline is offering to pay her patients for their treats. The deal is this: Center Street Dental will fork over $1 for every pound of candy kids drop off, plus their school will win a donation of 50 cents. The candy is then shipped to Operation Gratitude, a California nonprofit that packages the treats into care packages for deployed troops. (read more at Bangor Daily News)